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Shooters: Sony's New Upgraded HD Camera

Hal McClure Posted by Hal McClure in Features August 29th, 2011

Sony's new HD NEX-VG20
In case you shooters missed it, Sony has released an upgraded version of its full 1920 x 1080 high-def camcorder with an interchangeable lens system.

The company claims its new NEX-VG20 offers a bundle of improvements over its predecessor, the NEX-VG10.

Sony says it has the same E-mount system with a choice of seven E-mount lenses, more comprehensive manual controls, improved imaging qualities, better sound, ergonomic refinements—such as enhanced grips—and a second record button. The announcement continues:

“VG20 offers an effective resolution of 16.1 megapixels to capture 16 megapixel stills in RAW format and Full HD video in AVCHD format in 24p and 60p.

“For a more cinematic look, footage shot at 24p can also be enhanced with Cinema Tone Gamma and Cinema Tone Color. With the use of E-mount lenses, the sensor also allows for the creation of background defocus – or ‘bokeh’ – effects.”

B&H is selling it for $1,599—body only.